2020 Program Sessions

641. (Un)Documented: Constructing Immigrant Souths

5:15 PM–6:30 PM Jan 11, 2020 (US - Pacific)

WSCC - 618

Session Information

Description: This session addresses immigrant experiences and aesthetics that have the potential to startle southern studies, by exploring emerging literatures, cultures, and orientations of migrants to and in the Global South. Our work seeks to challenge constructions of southernness that privilege national belonging and citizenship by calling attention to how immigrant others make the south their own through the production of art and culture.


Krista Benson, Grand Valley State U

Frank Cha, Virginia Commonwealth U

Joanna Davis-McElligatt, U of North Texas

Wandeka Gayle, Spelman C

Jung Tae Hwang, U of Louisiana, Lafayette

Stephanie Rountree, U of North Georgia


Joanna Davis-McElligatt, U of North Texas

Megan Feifer, Louisiana State U, Baton Rouge